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Michiana Humane Society is a non-profit organization that dates back to 1920. Today, they take in over 1,000 cats, dogs, and other small animals every year. Animals find their way to the shelter via compassionate members of the public, Michigan City Animal Control, and owner surrenders.
Michiana Humane Society is proud to uphold an exceptionally high level of care and a superb live release rate (98%). No healthy adoptable animal will ever be euthanized at their shelter. All animals are given a second chance to find happiness in a new loving forever home, no matter how long they may have to wait. The society relies solely on donations and community support. Will you help to support the amazing work they do? Save a life and bring a new best friend home from the shelter today!
The adoption process at Michiana Humane Society is simple:
Adoption fees at Michiana Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, treatment for internal and external parasites, at least one combination vaccine for common illnesses, heartworm testing (for dogs), and feline leukemia testing (for cats). Many animals also receive a rabies vaccination.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.